In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best tripods for Nikon d5000 cameras currently available on the market right now. In our opinion, outside of the standard camera and lens combo, a decent tripod is the most important thing to own to improve your photography.
The image stabilization offered by a tripod can massively improve your image quality without needing to break the bank. Both of the tripods on our list are budget friendly while also having earned themselves excellent reputations amongst the photography and videography communities. Not only do we hope that our article will help any of our readers who have a d5000 but we also hope it will help our readers realize that there really are some excellent budget-friendly tripods out there right now.
The Zomei Z818 Tripod
The image to the left shows the head of the tripod im more detail. As you can see, it is based around the standard ball head design that has proven very popular over the years due to how simple it is to use and maintain.
Additionally, the tripod also comes with a quick release plate as standard to allow you to quickly and easily mount and unmount your camera as needed. Although not essential, if you are planning to use additional cameras with the tripod in addition to your Nikon d5000 then additional quick release plates are available at a very low price that will seamlessly work with the tripod allowing you to hot swap between your cameras as needed.
You can see the fitted bubble level to the right-hand side of the quick release plate on the image of the tripod head above. Unlike many of the competing budget priced tripods, Zomei has taken the time to ensure that the level is clearly visible even with a camera and lens rig mounted allowing you to always check that your rig is level to the ground.
The Zomei z818 also comes with a fully detachable leg on the tripod that allows you to remove it as required and use it as a monopod. Depending on your particular photography niche this could either be a lifesaver as it can dramatically reduce the amount of weight that you have to carry with you if you are hiking to your location while still offering you stability when you get there.
All in all, we really think that the Zomei z818 is one of the best tripods out there right now. It is very budget friendly, especially when compared to the Manfrotto alternative while providing almost the same amounts of functionality. We would highly recommend any of our readers in the market for a tripod check it out.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei z818 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Zomei Q555 Tripod
The image to the right shows the head of the tripod in a little more detail than the main image above. As you can see, the Q555 is also based around the tried and tested ball head tripod design.
We know that pan heads can be popular with many travel photographers so a full pan head attachment (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is also available for the tripod. Even with the pan head attachment the Q555 still works out at a cheaper price if not cheaper than similar pan head tripods while allowing your Nikon d5000 to record epic slow pan footage or panoramic photographs of the landscape vistas you will see.
As you would expect, it comes with a quick release and bubble level to help improve your experience with the tripod as well as a flip lock leg system that offers excellent stability. With a maximum payload weight of 17.6lbs, it can easily take the 1.6lbs of your Nikon d5000 with plenty of weight to spare.
The body and legs are mainly made from an Aluminum Alloy that offers superior support, allows the tripod to take a ton of punishment as well as allow the whole rig to remain as lightweight as possible. This is a godsend if you are actually using this are travel tripod as every pound of weight saved it a pound of weight that you don’t have to carry around with you.
All in all, we feel that the Q555 is an excellent cheap tripod that will suit any entry-level or travel photographer well. It can easily support the weight of your Nikon d5000 while also having an excellent reputation amongst the photography community that can be a rare thing these days.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei Q555 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.